A traditional tale of a ghostly ship from Holyrood, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, and adapted from his book "The Golden Leg and Other Ghostly Campfire Tales" published by Flanker Press. Topics: ghost ship, ghost, supernatural, ghost stories, storytelling, storyteller, dale gilbert jarvis
In December 2014 edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) explores membership with the Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN); some thoughts on placemaking; the Outer Battery’s Charles Pearcey is designated as a Provincial Tradition Bearer; HFNL Announces Three Fisheries ICH Projects in Cupids, Pouch Cove, and Labrador; and Sharon King-Campbell declares war! (Don't worry,... Topics: placemaking, heritage, newfoundland, games, intangible cultural heritage, pouch cove, outer...
In this month's ICH Update, we look at a project to place materials from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive which relate to mummering traditions online, an article on the wren, the king of the birds, a note from Harbour Breton on an Iron Foot, an update on what's new with the Digital Archives Initiative, and a preview of the Place, Narrative and New Media Symposium Topics: mummering, jannying, newfoundland, mummers, festival, new media, intangible cultural heritage, ich
It has been a busy few months for the ICH office at the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL), and we are gearing up for a very busy summer. In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, there are a few big announcements, including the accreditation of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador by UNESCO, and the launch of our 2012 Folklife Festival, which this year will take place in Bonavista on August 4th, with a celebration of Newfoundlandâs iconic... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, boat engines, make and break, boats, supernatural
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is conducting a needs assessment survey, to measure the type and amount of ICH related training needed in the province; work continues on the Foundation's documentation of the Heart's Content Registered Heritage District; intern Joelle Carey starts work on a project identifying living Newfoundland Ponies; new ICH intern Christina Robarts works... Topics: Newfoundland, culture, skateboarding, russian, newfoundland ponies
Knitter Alice Trueman of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, describes Cowichan Sweaters to folklorist Dale Jarvis on 29 September 2015. Recorded at the Fine Arts Building, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, as part of a course on Intangible Cultural Heritage. Topic: knitting craft cowichan sweaters
In this edition of the ICH Update for May 2011, reflections on the Nunatsiavut Heritage Forum held in Hopedale, Labrador; the Young Folklorists Program; a digitization project to share the voices of nurses; and an article on Kevin Dillon, farrier with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Topics: Labrador, horse shoes, nursing, oral history
This is one of my favourite old ghost stories from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The story involves a young bride who goes missing, her heartbroken husband, and a terrible secret that emerges some time later. I've told this story over the years on the St. John's Haunted Hike, and it is always a favourite. This version was recorded live at The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, on (appropriately enough) Hallowe'en night, October 31, 2007! Topics: ghost stories, storytelling, dale jarvis, story, ghosts, paranormal, hallowe'en, storyteller,...
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, folklorist Dale Jarvis gives an update on the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's Avalon Folklore Project; news about two ICH workshops, one on making pillow tops and one on memory maps; Nicole Penney interviews Joe Lewis of Conception Harbour about working high steel; and an introduction to HFNL's newest staff person, Lisa Wilson Topics: pillow top, weaving, lumbering, lumber woods, memory map, cognitive mapping, high steel, ironworkers
A story from Fortune Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada, about a man named Kinchler who loved playing cards, and who boasted that he would play a game with the Devil himself. Told by storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis, and recorded live July 30 2004 at the Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site, St. John's, Newfoundland. Topics: folk tale, fairy tale, spoken word, devil, hallowe'en, storytelling, story, storyteller,...
Ghost Story Panel: Coast to Coast Ghosts. John Adams (Victoria, British Columbia)and Pearl Ann Gooding (Wainwright, Alberta) join host Dale Jarvis (St. John's, Newfoundland) for a spirited discussion, recorded live in front of an audience of storytellers and lovers of a good spooky tale on Friday, 10 July, 2009, at the Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada 17th Annual Conference in Victoria, BC. All of these fine storytellers specialize in collecting and sharing true ghost stories; and... Topics: ghost stories, storytelling, storytellers, dale gilbert jarvis, canada, paranormal, ghost tours,...
In this edition for the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: our Living Heritage Podcast goes national on CBC radio, with a spotlight on the Labrador memories of Dave Paddon; an article by Dale Jarvis on the link between tangible and intangible cultural heritage; notes from the Mummers Festival's Sharna Brzycki on the tradition of Christmas Fools; and an overview of a new research project looking at step dance traditions in the province. Topics: christmas, tradition, ritual, dance, step dance, Labrador, intangible cultural heritage
In the Newfoundland and Labrador ICH Update newsletter for December 2013: an invitation to the Intangible Cultural Heritage mini forum on December 13th; a report on the historic Legge Homestead, a Registered Heritage Structure; the Armagh Rhymers visit from Northern Ireland; and, Christmas memories from Spaniard's Bay, Bay Roberts, and Quidi Vidi.Contributors: Dale Jarvis, Lisa Wilson, Sarah Ingram, Andrea O'Brien Topics: newfoundland, christmas, folklore, oral history, tradition, vernacular architecture
The story of Paddy Mahony's gold, a tale of buried treasure and its supernatural guardian, from Horse's Head, Little Colinet Island, St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Horse's Head was inhabited by one Paddy Mahony, who dwelt in what was referred to as a "solitary hut". Somehow it was revealed to the lucky Paddy that a great treasure was to be found in a certain place near Horse's Head. Paddy lost no time, and set out with shovel in hand in search of the buried treasure. Read by... Topics: Dale Gilbert Jarvis, folklore, Newfoundland, storytelling, buried treasure, gold, little colinet,...
Grace Shears and Gerrard Duffney of The Seekers, a paranormal investigation team based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, are joined by author and storyteller Dale Jarvis of the St. John's Haunted Hike for a panel session on paranormal investigation and story collecting at the 2012 Atlanti-CON sci-fi convention in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, 29 September 2012. Topics: ghost stories, paranormal, supernatural, investigations, folklore, newfoundland, ghosts
This month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update focusses on the province's aboriginal cultural heritage, and provides an overview of some of the recent projects started under Newfoundland and Labrador's Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program of the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. Some project include canoe making, oral history training, documentation of sealing traditions, and an Innu youth banner project. Also in this issue, notes from the Federation of... Topics: aboriginal, traditional knowledge, powwow, canoe, oral history, training, sealing
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, we invite people to our "Tea and Baskets" events in Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor; ICH intern Nicole Penney shares some of her research on mill lunch baskets; and we nominate inukshuk building as an item of provincial historical significance. Topics: material culture, inukshuk, mill basket, lunch baskets, newfoundland, labrador
A traditional fairy story from the Isle of Skye, originally collected by W.Y Evans-Wentz in the early part of the twentieth century, and which was published in his book "The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries." It includes references to the fairy practice of abducting human children, and also of the fair folk's gift of prophecy. Told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, recorded January 11, 2007 Topics: storytelling, storyteller, dale jarvis, dale gilbert jarvis, spoken word, fairy tales, fairies,...
In this short interview, boatbuilder Jerome Canning describes the use and construction of a traditional Newfoundland sculling oar as part of a demonstration at the Canadian Museums Association conference, at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, on May 13, 2010. Interview conducted by Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer Dale Jarvis. Topics: boatbuilding, oars, oar, sculling, oral history, boat, rodney, spokeshave
In this month's ICH update: the creation of Dance NL, to safeguard dance traditions and contemporary dance in Newfoundland and Labrador; and our ICH intern Jed Baker goes to the Wooden Boat Conference and reports back. Topics: Newfoundland, intangible cultural heritage, boatbuilding, dance, dancing, boats, boat building
Stories of true encounters with the paranormal continue to be told in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to the present day. In this podcast, storyteller and author Dale Jarvis reads a tale of ghostly ballerinas that dates back the Second World War. The story is taken from his book "Wonderful Strange: Ghosts, Fairies and Fabulous Beasties" published by Flanker Press. Topics: ghost, ghost story, storytelling, newfoundland, dancers, ballerinas, paranormal, supernatural, Dale...
A conversation with the grandson of one of Newfoundland's legendary furniture makers. During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry William Winter, an ambitious self-taught furniture maker in Clarke's Beach, Conception Bay, mass-produced furniture using simple hand tools and a few primitive machines. These included a foot-powered jig saw, a foot-operated lathe and a larger lathe designed to be driven manually or powered by a dog. His home stands today, beautifully restored by his family,... Topics: oral history, folklore, folklife, interview, henry william winter, Dale Jarvis, The Rooms,...
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we announce workshops on oral history and folklore interviewing in Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor; a public lecture on Acadian and Mi'kmaw basketry; an unusual tin grave marker from Bonavista Bay; and a research project on the Corner Brook mill whistle. Contributions by Dale Jarvis, Nicole Penney, Patrick Carroll and Janice Tulk. Topics: material culture, grave markers, cemeteries, baskets, newfoundland, labrador, corner brook
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we announce the designation of Heart's Content as a Registered Heritage District, and commemorate it with the unveiling of a bronze plaque; Nicole Penney returns from the Loggers' Life Museum with news of a weaving workshop in the woods; archaeologist Sarah Ingram reports on our new wells, water and springs research; and, folklore graduate student researcher Claire McDougall reports on her... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newsletter, newfoundland, culture
There are many legends and tales about where the fairies come from. This tale, borrowed from the Scandinavian storytelling tradition, gives one explanation. Told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, recorded in St. John's, Newfoundland. Topics: Dale Gilbert Jarvis, Dale Jarvis, storytelling, storyteller, spoken word, fairies, faerie, fairy...
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we introduce the Grey Sock Project, linking the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War with traditional knitting skills; the Food Security Network on their "All Around The Table" seniors' oral history project; and researching tiddly, hoist your sails and run and other children's games and pastimes. Topics: games, WWI, newfoundland, knitting
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, provincial folklorist Dale Jarvis brings you up to date on ICH activities over the summer months, news on the Canada-wide Culture Days event scheduled for September, a peek at what our intern has been up to with Memorial University's Digital Archives Initiative, sound traditions, and an invite to participate in Doors Open St. John's and Doors Open Petty Harbour with sites ranging from the divine to the disgusting! Topics: Doors Open, Newfoundland, Petty Harbour, Culture Days
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for Newfoundland and Labrador, we report on a new public folklore initiative along Newfoundland's Baccalieu Trail; we introduce you to our newest staff member, ICH Program Assistant Melissa Squarey; the Mummers Festival returns for 2010 and is looking for volunteers; and the St. John's English Country Dance Society marches into Cupids with John Guy. Topics: ICH, dance, oral history, folklore, mummers, mummering, christmas, tradition, dancing, english...
In the 2013 August/September issue of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update: students start the Folklore 6020 field school in Quidi Vidi; the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador launches its most recent publication, on lych-gates in Newfoundland; archaeologist Sarah Ingram gives an update on the wells and springs project; Nicole Penney reports on digitizing the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation Oral History Collection; we have a report on HFNL's recent tombstone rubbing... Topics: cemetery, tombstone, oral history, folklore, newfoundland, wells, springs
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we announce a half-day workshop on the art, archaeology, history and heritage of cemeteries; Dan Rubin brings us a report from the Pouch Cove Heritage Day; Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) board member Doug Wells recounts the history of Deadman's Cove, Harbour Breton; and HFNL's Lisa Wilson updates us on her work in the proposed Heart's Content Heritage District. Topics: Newfoundland, graveyards, cemeteries, workshop
A man dreams of a city of art, and upon waking, sets off to find the place he has seen in his dreaming. Told by storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. January 6, 2008. I first heard this story told by Irish storyteller Ray McGrath at the St. John's Storytelling Festival in 2005, and it stuck in my mind. The music in the background is "Estampie" from the Naxos CD "Landini and His Time" Topics: storytelling, story, storyteller, art, dale gilbert jarvis, stories, myth
Digital Heritage Symposium: Securing the Intangible through the Virtual Beijing, People's Republic of China Saturday, August 2 and Sunday August 3, 2008 Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) development officer Dale Gilbert Jarvis of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador delivers a paper at the Digital Heritage Symposium in Beijing, PRC, on Sunday August 3, 2008. Topics: Intangible Cultural Heritage, digital archives, ich, newfoundland, Dale Jarvis
In this month's Intangible Cultural Heritage Update we celebrate dance heritage, ICH in Conception Bay South, the traditional naming of trap berths in Carbonear, and a new project of the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives. Plus Living RICH, and Cupid makes an appearance in Cupids! Topics: Trap berths, place names, culture, folklore, Newfoundland
The monthly intangible cultural heritage newsletter of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Topics: dance, dancing, ich, heritage, folklore, intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, labrador,...
Intangible Cultural Heritage Update December 2008: What Is ICH? Booklet Rug Hooking in Labrador Planning Cultural Documentation Projects - David Taylor workshop Provincial ICH Needs Assessment and Survey completed Remembering Christmas Traditions Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, folklore, rug hooking, tradition
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Update, we focus on an oral history project in Ferryland, Newfoundland, look at a mummering folklife festival planned for December 2009, look at how hours of audio material from Fogo Island have been archived online, introduce you to one of the folklore interns, and discover what is meant by the word "friar" in a geographic context. Plus, Clary Croft, folklore researcher, is set to visit Newfoundland. Topics: folklore, folklife, mummering, Newfoundland, intangible cultural heritage, ich, fogo, ferryland,...
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the launch of the Petty Harbour Oral History Project; announcing our Fishing For Folklore workshop in Petty Harbour this September; the Corner Brook Mill Whistle Project; an update on the Grey Sock Project, and a WWI knitting pattern; and, a mitten knitting competition.Contributors: Dale Jarvis, Janice Tulk, Nicole Penney, Donna Clouston, Christine Legrow Topics: knitting, WWI, first world war, world war one, socks, oral history, mill whistle, corner brook
On Saturday, March 7th, 2015, a wonderfully successful Youth Heritage Forum 2015 was held at The Lantern in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.One of the highlights was the young heritage professionals panel. Six talented and inspiring young women spoke about their work in the heritage sector, and then took questions from moderator Alanna Wicks and the assembled crowd.The speakers, in order of speaking are: Crystal Braye, Nicole Penney, Katherine Harvey, Aimee Chaulk, Dr. Lisa M. Daly, and... Topics: heritage, youth, engagement, newfoundland, labrador, history, archaeology, museums, archives
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for July and August 2015, we announce the launch of the Living Heritage Podcast, give a review of the Saving our Stories workshop held in Corner Brook, and provide some tips for communities wanting to create a short oral history or local folklore booklet. Topics: heritage, folklore, oral history, podcast
This paper gives a brief overview of the history and study of the Krieger archaeological site, located in Harwich Township, Kent County, Ontario, north-east of Chatham on the Thames River. The Krieger site was one of the first Late Woodland period occupations in Kent County to undergo extensive and documented investigations. The Krieger ceramics collection consists of two sets of ceramics, the first from Trent excavations in 1970, the second set consisting of sherds donated to Trent University... Topics: archaeology, late woodland, ontario, prehistory
In this month's edition of Newfoundland and Labrador's ICH Update, SmartLabrador and its project partners launch a CD of stories and songs entitled âBetween the Wind and the Waveâ; the community of Rigolet is in the process of creating the My Word: Storytelling and Digital Media Lab, the first Northern centre in the world dedicated to using digital media and storytelling to share information about Inuit culture, history, and lifestyle through personal narrative; we release a sample tape log... Topics: storytelling, digital media, oral history, transcription, inuit, culture, labrador, newfoundland
In the late 1970s American folklorist, David Taylor, conducted a series of interviews in the Trinity Bay area while researching his Memorial University folklore thesis, "Boatbuilding in Winterton: The Design, Construction and Use of Inshore Fishing Boats in a Newfoundland Community". In this podcast, we present short clips of two of those interviews. The first, dating from March 22, 1979 is part of Dr. Taylor's interview with Mr. Lionel Pearcey, who was born December 8, 1918, in... Topics: boatbuilding, newfoundland, tradition, intangible cultural heritage, podcast, david taylor
A lecture on people and place, and the intangible cultural heritage strategy of Newfoundland and Labrador, given by folklorist Dale Gilbert Jarvis on Thursday, November 19th, 2009, at the Cultural Tourism Conference in Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Topics: cultural tourism, intangible cultural heritage, folklore, tourism, culture, art, folklife,...
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the ICH office heads to Paris for UNESCO meetings; more from our Petty Harbour oral history project; Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador board member Doug Wells shares memories of cutting ice in Harbour Breton; the fall 2014 overview of ICH activities; introducing our "Hoist Your Sails And Run" project bringing together youth and seniors to talk about games; and the schedule for the... Topics: Newfoundland, culture, newsletter, heritage, mummers, UNESCO
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Seeds to Supper Festival gets underway with a workshop on culinary tourism, featuring Canada's Top Chef participant Todd Perrin; we celebrate our agricultural history with an evening of stories of farming past, present and future; a local woman keeps the tradition of Newfoundland ponies alive; news on the Culture, Place and Identity at the Heart of Regional Development conference coming this fall; a... Topics: folklore, folklife, festival, food
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, a group of folklore students under the direction of Dr. Jillian Gould are on fire; we celebrate Culture Days in St. John's with a tweet up and panel on social media and culture; Melissa Squarey talks rug hooking with Betty White; and we launch a new public oral history interview program, Tales of Town, in partnership with The Rooms. Topics: oral history, folklore, rug hooking, social media, bonfire night
Storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis tells the traditional folk tale, "Foolish Jack", to a group of students at Holy Cross Elementary School, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Recorded live on Friday, 11 April 2008. Topics: storytelling, storyteller, folk tale, fairy tale, jack, jack tale, dale gilbert jarvis
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's ICH office launches its new Avalon Folklore Project, a project-based training initiative where communities can apply to work with a folklorist on local traditions under threat; Joelle Carey interviews Max Clarke of Paradise about his love of make and break engines; the Make & Break Flotilla and Parts Swap draws closer; and the Museum... Topics: training, boats, engines, newfoundland, labrador, folklore
In this issue of the Intangible Cultural Heritage update for October/November 2013, we draw to the end of our wells project, and share some thoughts and findings on wells, water, and community. We have news from Norris Arm, with stories about traditional games, and from the Bay Roberts area on a project to document traditional folk belief, including stories collected from students at Ascension Collegiate. And to finish off, we have more stories brought to life through the digitization of the... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, canada
World Storytelling Day Concert, recorded live March 21, 2007 at The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Introduction by Perry Chafe, followed by "The Three Dolls" performed by storyteller Dale Jarvis; "The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body" and "The Boy Who Loved to Draw Cats" by storyteller Elinor Benjamin; and concluding with "The Fairy Frog" by Dale Jarvis. Started in Sweden in 2003, World Storytelling Day has grown in a few short years to a... Topics: storytelling, storyteller, spoken word, fairy tale, legend, Newfoundland, fairy tales